Discussion of Ivanishvili`s case postponed for June 21
The discussion of the case on granting Georgian citizenship to the leader of the opposition coalition Georgian Dream, Bidzina Ivanishvili, has been postponed for June 21st at the Tbilisi Appeals Court. The judge said the consideration of the case would be continued after the leader of the coalition presents sufficient evidence to the court. `the process has been delayed for five months, while the civil procedures legislation gives two month deadline to courts for discussing such cases, unless it is a specific case; but this is not a particularly difficult case,` Lawyer Shalva Tadumadze said. Another lawyer, Archil Kbilashvili says the Appeals Court would leave the ruling of the first instance court unchanged and therefore, they would appeal to the Supreme Court and only afterwards, to the European Court of Human Rights.
Journalist Giorgi Paresishvili, whose name is tied with the sex video scandal that caused detention of the deputy minster of interior, now demands dismissal of the deputy chief prosecutor of Georgia Lasha Natsvlishvili.
Headquarters of the International Olympic Committee and the government of Switzerland thanks Georgian government for its decision to participate in the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. The letter has been delivered to the government of Georgia by the ambassador of Switzerland to Georgia Gunther Bechler.
Interpol and Lithuania`s Court have concluded that Russian government carries out political persecution against Georgian opposition MP Givi Targamadze - an article published by the Novaia Gazeta has said.
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Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia will destroy its audio and video archive depicting the private life scenes - Minister Irakli Gharibashvili has announced. Minister added that the process of destruction will be carried out with the participation of civil society.
President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili calls on Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili to revise his decision about sending out Batumi technological university from its building. President arrived in Batumi and recorded an address, emphasizing the importance of technological education for future generations.
Former first deputy minister of internal affairs of Georgia, Gela Khvedelidze is in the pre-trial insulator of the MIA waiting for the charges he is going to face. Khvedelidze`s detention was tied with the scandal of sex video release against journalist Giorgi Paresashvili.
Minister of Defense of Georgia Irakli Alasania believes that the candidate of the Georgian Dream for the president, Giorgi Margvelashvili will win in the elections. At the same time, Alasania welcomes the fact that there will be serious competition as the number of candidates is very high.